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Whistleblowing decision by the Supreme Court marks an important step for partners - The Times - 21 May 2014

Whistleblowing decision by the Supreme Court marks an important step for partners - The Times - 21 May 2014

The tricky issue of the exact status of partners in limited liability partnerships (notably law firms) took another twist today with the decision by the Supreme Court in the case of Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof that partners have the protection of employment rights when it comes to whistleblowing.

“Lots of accountancy, legal and other professional services firms will be analysing this case very closely because of the potentially far reaching consequences of the court’s decision,” said Darren Isaacs, Partner at GQ Employment Law. “This case could be a turning point for the employment rights of partners, effectively handing partners a new right to protection under the UK’s whistleblowing legislation.”

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